Squirrel Stew

In 1990, I was doin’ some freelance, low-level flight, recon work over
Iraq (prior to the first Gulf War) for the Department of Classified
Document Retrieval and Design Bureau (part of the Speculative Combat and
Typography Agency which is part of the Technical Security Scrutinization
and Illustrative Narrative Registration Administration which works in
conjunction–aw, nevermind). I was hit by an RPG fired from a Shiite
mosque somewhere just north of the Lebanese and Syrian frontier. I
bailed-out into a sea of sand dunes. All I had was my lever action
Browning .22 and a box of CCI hollow-points.

Luckily, I found a colony of sand squirrels–similar in size and shape
to gray squirrels, but gold in color. I managed to survive 44 days by
killin’ squirrels and makin’ this recipe…


  • 4 squirrels (skinned and cleaned, I need to say that for the
  • 2 cups of chopped onions
  • 1 cup of chopped green onion
  • 1 cup of chopped green pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped celery
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup of fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 cup of sauterne wine
  • 1 dash of bitters
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon of hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons of salt and pepper


Make a roux. (see XXX Roux recipe in this blog) Brown the squirrel meat in the pan used to cook bacon for the roux. Add onions, celery and bell peppers to roux mix and cook until clear. Add green onions, parsley, water, wine, hot sauce, bitters, garlic and soy sauce. Finally, add squirrel and simmer on low heat for 2 hours or until you can’t stand the wait, no more!

Serve with your favorite Cabernet Sangiovese and have yourself a Champagne Jam like the Atlanta Rhythm Section or with the Atlanta Rhythm Section.

Submitted by Wesley S. Freeman


Author: steveshotdogs

Hello! This blog is dedicated to the best recipes in the world. If a recipe isn't on this blog, then it isn't one of the best recipes in the world. Recipes have been found, stolen, or invented by John Lenz, Matt Tinsley, Matt Tinsley's mom, or Scott Sanders, or Judy, or Billy Mark Mason, or Wesley "the ugly munchkin" Freeman, or The Pain Train.

2 thoughts on “Squirrel Stew”

  1. If you were shot down and on the run for 44 days I’m aasuming that you were of course in hostle teritory. Now this receipe sounds very good, but I’m wondering how you could possibly accuire all those ingridients while on the run, and where in the sand dunes you found a garden with the above ingridents to say nothing of the wine? Now I’m somewhat of a survivalest and I would really like to add answers to the above to my repitorie. Thanks

  2. Syrupman.
    Your attention to detail is phenomenal. You would be suprised how many grocery stores there are north of the Lebanese and Syrian frontier.
    They have a great wine selection!

    Thank you for visiting Steve’s.

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